Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sigh of Relief

Yesterday morning was a little overwhelming. I will try and paint the picture. I was standing in an all white operating room wearing a white jumper and blue shower cap on my head looking down at Sydney whose eyes started to roll back. My eyes became glossed over with tears that I couldn't see. I gently kissed her on the cheek and longed to see her awake again. 

Sydney got her adnoids removed and tubes placed in her ears. I know it's a frequent procedure but I will always have that reaction when I see my child be put to sleep. Sydney has been a big snore(er), girl with many ear infections and illnesses, and recently she started placing toys next to her ear (that was the straw that broke the camel's back) and I went to see an ENT. He saw fluid in her ear (big surprise) and suspected she had large adnoids. So we set up the procedure rather quickly since we'll be gone soon.  Once the swelling goes down, I should notice results--no more snoring or apnea-type symptoms. Since yesterday she has not said, "Can you turn it up? What? or Louder." The ENT doctor guesses the enlarged adnoids were blocking 75-90% of her air passage and that the fluid was so thick that it would have never drained by itself.  I'm glad the procedure is done and breathed a sigh a relief when Sydney woke up an hour later and was begging to climb and jump of this huge rock outside the hospital.

On a side note, on Sunday Syd bore her testimony in sacrament for the first time. She brought it up to me when she saw my friend bear her testimony. I told her if she really wanted to go up there (I wanted to make sure the desire was there because I didn't want her  to go up just to breathe heavily in the mic) she needed to find Jeff (he was in the hall with Jordyn). My other motive was then I wouldn't have to go up with her....Jeff would:) So she went up with Jeff and said this all by herself, "Jesus loves me. Jesus fixes my toys. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." I doubt anyone else could understand her; she was close to the mic and was breathing heavy. It was still so cute to me and cute that she was so proud of herself. I love Sydney (and Jordyn).

8 comments:

The Shaws said...

How cute of Sydney! That is for the record book. P.S. Drew with the pimply butt is Paul S. I will not write the last name for fear of his identity being discovered by others.

adairfamily said...

Wow Lauren that is heartbreaking and happy at the same time. I can only imagine how hard it would be having your baby be put to sleep. So glad all is well.Sounds like you had a good doctor, good thing you caught it now souned serious. How's the moving coming?

Coordination Queen said...

I'm so glad y'all were able to have that done. Poor kiddo. And I'm impressed that she had the intiative to get up there and say something on her own.

Cori said...

Two of our kids have had tubes in- I hate it. It's such a quick surgery, but it still scares me each time. I saw Brooke last night at a YW fashion show at the college. One of our other YW leaders knew her from California too- she was her Beehive advisor.. Susann Bangerter- do you know her? Small world, huh? Brooke says you are moving in about a month- good luck getting everything. My mom told me to tell you that Alaska has the most beautiful summers and you will love the experience.

trimarie said...

I hope the surgery was worth it and does the trick! Give her a hug and kiss for me.

The Gers said...

Therre is nothing more preciou than to hear a little one say that they love Jesus and he loves them. We miss Sydney and Jordyn so much...and of course you and Jeff. Sydney sounded so grown-up on the phone. Can't wait to see you all. We LUV U !!

Kai and Amy said...

What a sweet little testimony!
I had that procedure done with my girls. They didn't let us go back to the operating room though and they wouldn't let us see them until they had woken up. It was awful. One of Kiera's ear tubes fell out 3 years later and that was good. The other had to be surgically removed and that was bad . . . very, very bad. I don't recomend it.
Not fun for any parent to go through. I feel your pain.

Annie said...

I can totally understand that feeling. Graham had the same procedure plus tonsils last August. It is just so hard to see your child on an operating table - even if it is a common surgery!
But I will say, that Graham has improved a ton from having this done and I would do it again!